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Applying to Become a Fireman

Posted on the 03 October 2012 by Firecareers

Applying to become a fireman isn’t like applying for other jobs. The application, for example, is Government-prepared and sent directly to a Content Management System (CMS) that does all the fact-checking. This makes the job of the fire department HR manager a lot easier, as some firefighter jobs will result in hundreds of applications.

This also ensures no bias towards younger candidates with better-looking resumes. These things shouldn’t matter, but sometimes they do.

The effect of your resume on your plan to become a fireman

Fire departments will never ask for a resume instead of an application form in candidates looking to become a fireman, but they may ask for it as a supplement – especially if you’re headed to an interview.

Your resume – what to include

When preparing your resume, there is certain information you must cover. This includes:


  • Education and qualifications
  • Employment history
  • Any other relevant experience
  • Professional certifications
  • References

Get your resume right and your path to a fire career will be a lot easier.

Applying to become a fireman

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